Survey: Consumer-directed health plans encourage cost-conscious behavior

People enrolled in health plans with high deductibles and linked to a health savings or reimbursement account are more likely than those in traditional plans to check their benefits, request a generic drug in place of a brand-name drug, and check the price before getting care, according to a survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald & Associates. Enrollees in consumer-directed plans were also more likely than those in traditional plans to discuss treatment options with their health care providers, the survey found. (12/20)

HHS rules aim to encourage wellness program participation

HHS has proposed new rules that increase the maximum reward allowed for workers who participate in wellness programs from 20% of the cost of health coverage to 30%. People with special medical conditions must have an alternate way to qualify for the rewards. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (11/20)

Last Updated 12/01/2021

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